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A regulatory adjustment process for the determination of the optimal percentage requirement in an electricity market with Tradable Green Certificates

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A system of Tradable Green Certificates (TGCs) is a market-based subsidy scheme designed to promote electricity generation from renewable energy sources such as wind power. Under a TGC system, the principal policy instrument is the “percentage requirement,” which stipulates the percentage of total electricity production (“green” plus “black”) that must be obtained from renewable sources. In this paper, we propose a regulatory adjustment process that a regulator can employ to determine the socially optimal percentage requirement, explicitly accounting for environmental damages resulting from black electricity generation.

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  • Currier, Kevin M., 2013. "A regulatory adjustment process for the determination of the optimal percentage requirement in an electricity market with Tradable Green Certificates," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 1053-1057.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:62:y:2013:i:c:p:1053-1057 DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.07.032
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    1. Kevin Currier & Yanming Sun, 2014. "Market Power and Welfare in Electricity Markets Employing Tradable Green Certificate Systems," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 20(2), pages 129-138, May.
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    3. repec:gam:jsusta:v:9:y:2017:i:4:p:532-:d:94618 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Kylili, Angeliki & Fokaides, Paris A., 2015. "Competitive auction mechanisms for the promotion renewable energy technologies: The case of the 50MW photovoltaics projects in Cyprus," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 226-233.
    5. repec:kap:iaecre:v:20:y:2014:i:2:p:129-138 is not listed on IDEAS
    6. Sun, Yanming, 2016. "The optimal percentage requirement and welfare comparisons in a two-country electricity market with a common tradable green certificate system," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 55(C), pages 322-327.

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